WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The WestPAR name was selected to ensure it would be self-identifying with respect to the company, its capabilities and geographic area of expertise.
Western Policy Access & Reimbursement
WestPAR Consultancy Inc.
At WestPAR we believe that all business partnerships and dealings begin with relationships.
Collaboration, trust, integrity and communication form the values we hold central to how we approach our business.
THE WESTERN MARKET
The four western provinces represent 32% of the Canadian market with BC and Alberta combined reaching 25%. As Canada’s second largest market, the west accounts for approximately $8.2 billion in pharmaceutical sales annually.
Based in Vancouver, WestPAR’s team is highly skilled, knowledgeable and intimately attuned to the nuances of the western markets. We are ideally situated to extend your corporate presence into the west while developing creative strategic funding and advocacy solutions. Our expertise spans the pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic sectors and we understand the many unique funding programs of the western provincial systems.
Modern Business Model
Organising the right team to meet our client’s needs is central to WestPAR’s approach and we have access to a broad set of skills both internally and through our strategic partnerships/alliances. Our streamlined structure and modern business model maximizes your ROI while providing the expanded expertise your issue requires.
Western Focus + National Capabilities
In addition to being a top consultancy in Western Canada’s reimbursement and access markets, WestPAR has national strategic capabilities, partnerships, and alliances, that extend our consulting offerings beyond the borders of the west. We have connections in Toronto/Ottawa through our partnership with Morse Consulting Inc. and have established strategic alliances in the province of Quebec.
THE WESTPAR APPROACH
ASSESS + ADJUST
At WestPAR, we work closely with our clients to ensure their needs are fully identified and clearly articulated. Client needs and objectives form the base from which our team works through each component of our approach. We strive to ensure our clients conclude each project with the knowledge that they received superior service and the highest level of results given their investment.
Stephen Filbey is the founder and Principal Consultant at WestPAR Consultancy Inc. He is an accomplished professional with more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related industries, most of which has been focused on Western Canada. Over the 10 most recent years, Stephen has guided more than 40 organization in developing and implementing Reimbursement, Market Access, Advocacy and Policy Strategies throughout Western Canada, addressing rare disease, oncology, non-oncology and medical device files. He has successfully negotiated multiple agreements with BC PharmaCare, BC Cancer Agency, Alberta Health, Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Services Unit and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and has provided strategic advice on pCPA negotiations.
As founder of WestPAR, Stephen is responsible for the general management of the business and all client relations. He serves as lead consultant on all files.
Nicole is a pharmacist with post-graduate training in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics. Nicole has 10 years of experience in health outcomes research in various capacities, with expertise in conducting literature reviews, observational studies, budget impact analyses, economic evaluations, and discrete choice experiments. She has compiled numerous dossiers for submission to the Canadian Drug Review, pCODR, and Provincial drug reimbursement agencies for new technologies in rheumatology, oncology, and respiratory disease therapeutic areas. Her recent research focuses on the economics and policies around biosimilars in Canada.
As Lead Clinical Research Consultant, Nicole depth of experience is applied to providing oversight and direct involvement with respect to clinical / therapeutic research and submissions.
Salima is a Pharmacist with over 15 years of clinical experience who has a broad understanding of pharmaceuticals including current and emerging therapies. With a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) she has prepared in-depth research papers, briefing notes and presentations on drug therapies and health technologies by critically investigating clinical trials and other scientific literature. With her background in advanced pharmacotherapy, she has provided decision support that is evidence-based to determine the therapeutic- and cost-benefit of niche pharmaceuticals over existing therapies.
As Clinical Research Consultant, Salima’s experience is applied to clinical / therapeutic research and assessments, submissions and general investigations /analyses.
Pamela is a capable, determined, and hardworking executive assistant with an eye for detail. She has extensive experience in supporting clients, anticipating their needs and maintaining a smooth schedule. A highly approachable individual who has a pleasant attitude and a willingness to make a positive impression. Pamela has first-hand experience in organizing, scheduling, and meeting planning. She demonstrates high-level ability with multi-tasking and prioritizing what needs to be done smoothly and efficiently.
Pam has a Business Management Diploma from Langara College, is an excellent communicator and in addition to her English skills, she is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
As Executive Assistant, Pam is responsible for scheduling, general admin and a variety of supportive activities to the business.
PARTNERS & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
STRATEGIC PARTNER: ONTARIO
Arvind Mani and Sherry O’Quinn established MORSE Consulting Inc. with a shared focus to create a market access consultancy aimed at developing creative solutions for challenging reimbursement situations.
Both Arvind and Sherry have a passion for understanding and exploring emerging healthcare trends to better advise clients and improve the market access dialogue. MORSE aims to be a leader in this space based not only on the insights it provides but the manner in which these observations are communicated.
“With a strongly aligned client and results focused acumen, we are thrilled to be working closely with Arvind, Sherry and the MORSE team. Being Based in Ontario, and having industry recognized leadership in Reimbursement, Strategy and pCPA Negotiations, MORSE brings the opportunity to extend WestPAR’s offerings into the critically important province of Ontario. We look forward to the mutual east-west extension and increased capabilities as we strive to better serve our clients.”